Do you know how your super is performing?

Mobbs & Company have a specialised team to assist with all your Self Managed Superannuation Fund needs.

We can assist with all areas of our Superannuation Fund, from setting up your SMSF to preparing your Financial Accounts and Taxation Returns. Our qualified staff are here to assist you; whether it is borrowing through your superannuation or any queries that you may have in between.

You can be assured that we can simplify your affairs and offer you the accurate and professional advice that you need, in a timely manner.

Want to find out more?

Finding it hard to hit your financial targets?

Our business benchmarking service analyses your business' position within the industry and identifies an action plan to increase profitability.

Want to find out more?

Accounting News

Bankruptcies, what are they?

  In each of 2013 and 2014 financial years approximately 20,000 Australians declared themselves bankrupt.

 

A declaration of bankruptcy is one of several options available to persons who may be insolvent and provides a finalisation or moratorium to all of their creditors.  It may be initiated by either the debtor themselves or a creditors petition via the courts.

The affairs of the debtor are transferred to a specialist accountant who then stands in the shoes of the debtor and then acts with all the authority in place of the debtor.

It provides an elimination of all obligations and disposal of most property.  All debts e.g. tax debts, credit cards, telephone accounts, which are unsecured, will be eliminated, whilst secured debts e.g. home loan, business loan will be complicated until enforcement of security determines what equity (if any) exists.

It may also cause problems for anyone who has guaranteed an account e.g. a parent who has guaranteed a phone plan for a minor.

The trustee ends the bankruptcy by making a distribution to creditors to finalise their entitlements.  The debtor is then, after the period of bankruptcy (typically five years) able to start their financial arrangements again.  Obtaining credit and starting a new business will certainly not be as easy with bad credit ratings and financiers reluctant to advance other than a minimum level of credit.  Previously simple tasks e.g. renting, phone and utilities will be challenging.